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My 12 year old daughter has asked me when she can start dating.

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In the UK, the age of consent is 16 and in court there is “an irrefutable presumption of an absence of consent” in such cases. I didn't sneak around and date either because I didn't want to get into trouble with my parents. I wasn't allowed to date until I was 18 because I had very strict parents.My husband and I have been discussing the answer to our daughter's question and we just don't know the right answer.I don't want to be overly protective and strict like my parents were but I also don't want to be too permissive.Yet other teens do go on dates with each other that are somewhat more formal where one member of the couple picks up the other one in a car for an afternoon or evening together that has been pre-planned.

The first order of business with your kids should be to ask them to define what they mean by dating.

But those under 13 have additional legal protections which say they can never under any circumstances consent to sexual activity.

France could introduce a law to rule that anyone aged under 13 is automatically considered unable to consent to sex after a 28-year-old man was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old because the relations were deemed consensual.

By the way, my husband was a late bloomer and started dating at 19. A Confused Mother Dear Mother, I completely understand why you are confused.

First, the definition of dating is different these days than it was when you and your husband were younger.

France is poised to change its statutory rape laws after a man was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old after the prosecution was unable to prove it was not consensual.